When Race Matters on the Wards: Talking About Racial Health Disparities and Racism in the Clinical Setting

Date of Review: November, 2018

This small group session, from MedEdPORTAL, introduces third-year medical students to issues of race in clinical care using case-based discussions. Strengths of the curriculum include it can incorporated into an existing clerkship course/rotation, the time requirement is not onerous for faculty and it addresses a topic that has been historically ignored in medical school curriculum. The authors acknowledge the limitation of the curriculum being its duration – noted to be too short by several participants, and they explain that this curriculum can be a starting point for others to build upon and develop more robust educational experiences on this topic. In addition, the use of learner attitudes is the sole method of assessment.  —Mobola Campbell, MD, NCEAS & Paul Ravenna, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:



Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Rhode Island

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Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner Satisfaction or reaction

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